Stephen Rees's blog

Thoughts about the relationships between transport and the urban area it serves

The Livable Blog

leave a comment »

I woudl hope that all my readers will also be regulars at the Livable Blog. I try not to duplicate what is on there, but this morning there are two items from Erioc Doherty which you must read.

Preparation work is about to start on Highway #1 expansion even though contracts for the main work and privatization are not ready yet. This ought to be the start of the next phase. Up to now, people opposed to the project have taken part in all of the “consultations” only to see their concerns dismissed. Huge holes in the EA pointed out by experts from the federal government and the NGOs still remain. All the Ministry of Highways does is repeat its original, mostly unsupported, assertions. Obviously the time for polite discussion is over. Now what?

And Eric has also found a really useful document from the US GAO which debunks the case for P3s for toll roads.  “GAO Denounces P3 Accounting Illusion – No Free Money”

Written by Stephen Rees

August 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

Posted in Gateway

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: